Monday Report: Escambia COVID-19 Cases Increase By 133

July 6, 2020

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Escambia County COVID-19 cases were up by 133 in the Monday report from the the Florida Department of Health.

Escambia County cases increased to 2,942, and Santa Rosa cases were up by 35 to 902.

Of the 595 test results returned on Sunday, 17% were positive in Escambia County and 19.3% were positive from 146 tests in Santa Rosa County.

Of the 47 deaths in Escambia County, 36 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been nine deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 206,447 cases including 203,376 Florida residents. There have been 16,045 hospitalizations* and 3,778 deaths. The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

Escambia County cases:

Total cases — 2,942  (+133 since Sunday)
Non-Florida residents — 435
Pensacola — 2,204(+115)
Cantonment — 192 (+7)
Molino— 32 (+1)
Century — 16
Bellview — 7
McDavid — 7
Walnut Hill — 3
Perdido Key — 3
Hospitalizations: 110*
Deaths — 47
Male — 1,129
Female — 1,377
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 37

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 902 (+35 since Sunday)
Non-Florida residents — 8
Milton — 371 (+11)
Navarre — 144 (+5)
Gulf Breeze — 186 (+8)
Pace — 97
Jay — 25 (+1)
Hospitalizations — 43* (+1)
Deaths — 9
Male — 447
Female — 462
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 98
Median Age — 33

Florida cases:

Total cases — 206,447
Florida residents — 203,376
Deaths — 3,778
Hospitalizations — 16,045

*“Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized.

Comments

10 Responses to “Monday Report: Escambia COVID-19 Cases Increase By 133”

  1. David Huie Green on July 7th, 2020 1:10 pm

    REGARDING:
    “Mask are not the answer alone. Figure the other 95% out and then you have something”

    5%? 95%

    I imagine those numbers were thrown around as an example. You have already mentioned other methods of potential transmission. But what if NOT wearing a mask caused 80% of new infections? (I have no idea what the real number might be. Arbitrarily giving a low benefit to show low benefit or a high benefit to show high benefit is just making up your mind and making the “data” fit the preconception.)

    Any mask would catch SOME droplets.If a mask is thick enough, it will redirect your breath around the mask. Even though none made it through, the benefit would be reduced — whatever that benefit might be.

    Directing the air downward rather than toward people should also help. (No scientific study, just rational thinking.)

    Obviously the greatest benefit would involve filtered air drawn in inhale and then filtering the exhaled No virus getting in, no virus getting out. Throw in a hood and you have a clean suit type setting for the head and you also won’t touch eyes, mouth, nose. Just thinking of it makes your nose itch, though.

    Failing that and assuming water droplets drop, it’s fun to imagine a snorkel with a tiny fan pulling air down from overhead (the taller, the better) and then another fan sucking out exhaled air and shoving it through a tube to the floor. Any sort of filtering would be preferred but the idea of pulling from where it isn’t and putting it where noses aren’t should mean a bit.

    Most current transmissions seem likely to be folks getting together closely, talking, singing, sharing food and drink. It is usually possible to keep some distance between each other but it is hard to do when some of are so lovable and sociable.

    The main driver is how much we actually care for each other, how much we are willing to risk their lives, how much we believe is possible. Some figure they are going to get infected anyway and the people around them are going to get infected anyway, so they should just speed things along. There is no proof this will happen. Few things are inevitable and you can’t catch what you aren’t exposed to.

    Failing that, delaying infecting and being infected gives more time to look for effective treatments and vaccines. One of the obvious ways to avoid spreading the virus would be to speak less and more quietly. A mask or no mask doesn’t have to filter what isn’t there. Sneezes and coughs can be stifled or delayed..

    Places using masks tended to have lower infection rates than places which didn’t. The masks were surely part of it. Possibly the attitude which would have them willing to undergo the nuisance is part of the whole attitude of trying.

    David for good shields

  2. nod, on July 7th, 2020 12:23 pm

    it amazes me that laymen can be so informed and know so much about covid and what does not help when it comes to the spread of covid, such as masks,

    there have been several families that did not take these precautions until one of their own got it. now they wear mask and etc and they are asking others to do so.

    steve, I hope you and yours stay healthy. until it is proven to be totally noneffective I will wear a mask, wash my hands and practice social distancing. it can’t hurt.

  3. John on July 7th, 2020 9:55 am

    Maybe people would be hearing that masks “were only 5% effective” if that were a true statement. It baffles me how so many people refuse to check their facts and instead choose to be blatantly ignorant about a literal global pandemic.

    Stay safe, stay home when possible, and for the love of God, PLEASE wear a mask!!!

  4. Rufus Lowgun on July 7th, 2020 9:47 am

    When I need to find out why my car is making that weird noise, I go to a mechanic.
    When I want to learn how to scuba dive, I go to a diving instructor. When I need to find out how not to catch a highly infectious disease, I go to a doctor. Does everyone see the theme here?

  5. Steve on July 7th, 2020 8:12 am

    I heard Bandaid over a gunshot wound is 5% effective. Thats how silly the mask % sounds to me.
    Find and fix the real problem or you just doing nothing.

  6. BT on July 7th, 2020 8:03 am

    Thanks for the try, doctor. Some people can’t be reached.

    They prefer to believe what some unqualified loudmouth said because it reinforces what they want to hear.

  7. Reality Check on July 7th, 2020 2:55 am

    @Dr. Ooof,

    You may need to prescribe Steve some ointment for that burn he just received.

  8. Steve on July 7th, 2020 2:06 am

    Well DOCTOR…
    You must have been too busy being a DOCTOR to even read what I wrote.

    Addressing the issues with POOR use of the mask would if the mask were effective do more than just telling everyone to do it. If people heard they were only 5% effective 99% of people would stop using it..
    Again address what is the true cause of the transmission and you will stop this.

    Mask are not the answer alone. Figure the other 95% out and then you have something. I may not be a Doctor, but I do know a thing or 2.

  9. Dr Oooof on July 6th, 2020 10:25 pm

    “Mask are not the answer to this.”

    Steve, I’ll be blunt: you are not qualified to make that statement. I am a Doctor and I couldn’t help but shake my head while reading this.

    There have now been multiple peer-reviewed studies conducted proving that masks are effective at preventing transmission of COVID-19. While the exact efficacy of wearing masks is not known and can’t possibly be known, it is well worth our inconvenience to adorn masks in public. Even if the reduction in in transmission is only 5% we should wear masks in public settings to reduce the cumulative financial and medical cost on society.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1477893920302301

    I remember when seatbelts were mandated–people were upset and asserted that the Government should not be dictating our lives. I can’t help but draw a comparison here.

    Masks are no doubt annoying, but we won’t have to wear them forever and they will undoubtedly help us get through this faster if everyone gets on the same page.

  10. Steve on July 6th, 2020 8:39 pm

    The rise has nothing to do with mask not being worn.
    Its the way people socialize when out and about.
    They have their phone up to their face.
    They touch everything around then touch the front of mask and talk on phone.
    They touch doors then face.
    Mask are not the answer to this.
    Their is something else spreading this virus and its not stopped or even slowed down with a mask. I know its a feel good measure to make people feel like they are doing something, but its not working.
    Staying at home for most 100% of time is not possible. Total isolation is the only way to stop it but then the cure is worse than the virus.





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